5 issues facing the Yankees in 2013
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Derek Jeter's ankle
Range was a concern with Jeter before he broke his left ankle last October. What are the realistic expectations for a 38-year-old shortstop coming off surgery?
More than 100 home runs departed in offseason, and it remains to be seen if Yankees are equipped to score in "different ways'' Joe Girardi has said will be necessary. Brett Gardner needs to stay healthy.
The A-Rod circus
The Yankees preferred to have Alex Rodriguez, rehabbing from hip surgery and ensnared in the Biogenesis investigation, stay away to avoid the distraction. If he's ready at midseason, how badly will they need him?
One Mo time
The 34-year-old had better stay healthy. The Yankees have few palatable options at third base behind him, as evidenced by GM Brian Cashman's public wooing of the retired Chipper Jones when thoughts turned to moving Youkilis to first base in place of the injured Mark Teixeira.